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mallicoat. the shear magnitude of the catastrophe in japan is staggering. and the numbers are barely beginning to tell the story. the official death toll now stands at about 2800 from friday's earthquake and tsunami. 2,000 bodies washed up on shore today alone but one police chief estimates more than 10,000 have died in his province alone. meanwhile, there is more bad news from one of japan's damaged nuclear power plant, and randall pinkston reports, a third cooling system at the fukushima plant has failed. >> reporter: a second explosion at the crippled nuclear power plant in japan sent a huge column of smoke in the sky and all three reactors are in jeopardy of total meltdown. more than 120,000 people have been evacuated from a 12-mile area and many outside that zone are also leaving. >> we would like to be further away from the plant. >> reporter: in the hard-hit city here, government troops are picking through mountains of rubble searching for survivors. thousands are missing and feared dead. across the shattered northeast coast, millions are struggling for survival after friday's
kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. the nuclear and humanitarian crisis in japan escalating by the day. >> the death toll is now estimated at 10,000, following that devastating earthquake and tsunami. millions of homeless residents are struggling for survival, and now a growing nuclear threat. randall pinkston on how the government is scrambling to prevent a disaster. >> reporter: more than 140,000 people who live near the fukushima power plant in northern japan are ordered to seal themselves indoors. government officials say dangerous levels of radiation are leaking after explosion at three of the plant's reactors and a fire at a fourth. the prime minister pleaded for calm but warned there is a high risk of further leakage. about 50 workers are desperately trying to prevent a complete meltdown. the united nations is monitoring the weather over the damaged plant. officials say the winds have been dispersing radioactive material over the pacific ocean but cbs news has learned, the winds may have shifted south back over land. u.s. helicopter crews returning from elite missions
mallicoat. >> and i'm sydnie kohara. >>> there could be a breakthrough in japan. just moments ago, the operator of the country's crippled nuclear plant said they have almost completed a new power line that could restore electricity to the complex. >> and that could solve the crisis that has threatened a meltdown there. the 50 workers trying to keep that plant cool have been sent back in. they were forced to flee last night when radiation levels rose to dangerous levels. >> all six reactors are now experiencing problems. and 200,000 people living nearby have been forced to evacuate. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: helicopters carrying water buckles hovered over the fukushima dai-ichi power plant. the cabinet secretary says the problems are not simple enough to be fixed by water duchess. another fire and high radiation levels temporarily forced crews to leave the complex wednesday morning. but they were ordered to return several hours later. about 50 workers have been trying to cool fuel rods to prevent a nuclear meltdown. earlier in the day white smoke was seen rising from
. >>> damage control at that nuclear power plant in japan. the new danger and how american evacuees are getting back here to the bay area and getting help. >>> stuck in their homes. the rush to free dozens of south bay families trapped by a rockslide. make you beautiful. >>> eat your way young? the secret ingredients one chef claims can make you beautiful again. that and more coming up. >>> and scattered showers continue today, but more widespread rain is on the way. here's live look outside. i have your full forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, danger. water in one reactor storage pool is reportedly near the boiling point. >>> in japan progress to prevent a nuclear meltdown but new danger, as well. water in one react storage pool is reportedly near the boiling point. now, if all the water boils way, exposed fuel rods could send more radiation into the atmosphere. right now, lights are back on at the damaged reactor and power lines are hooked up to all six reactors, but more work is needed before crews try to restart critical cooling systems. the death toll from japan's earthquake and the tsuna >>> a tsunami washes ashore in the bay area after an incredible power earthquake, 8.9 magnitude hits japan. boats tossed around in the santa cruz harbor many smashing into one another. >> up and down the coast, the tsunami warning prompted voluntary evacuation as people tried to escape low-lying areas, a massive backup on highway 92. >> and back in japan, devastation as the 23-foot tsunami slammed the coast, buildings cars, boats, just washed away in the powerful wave. police reported finding hundreds of bodies as the waves receded, hundreds more still missing. it's been a very, very hectic day. good afternoon, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie does have the day off. >> we have team coverage of the disaster in japan including the pacific tsunami impact along our california coast. >> that's right. let's start with len ramirez who is live in santa cruz where we have seen the worst of the damage and this is a sad day for some boat owners. >> reporter: absolutely. a very sad day, a very scary day for everyone here in santa cruz right now as a coast guard helicopte
, problems at that stricken nuclear power plant in japan. smoke rose from two reactors this morning. forcing the workers to evacuate. they're trying to restore power and get cooling systems operating again. this comes as there is growing concern of radiation contaminating fod and water supplies. -- food and water supplies. trace amounts have been found in food and tap water. >>> and new estimates now put the death toll at more than 18,000, with the world bank saying it will take five years to rebuild japan. >>> but there are a few bright spots. this is an amazing story of survival. an 80-year-old woman and her 16- year-old grandson were rescued from the rubble nine days after the earthquake leveled their home. they say they survived by eating food from the refrigerator. >>> so how prepared is california should a disaster like the one in japan strike here? well, that's the question that state lawmakers hope to answer in hearings that just got under way in sacramento. lawmakers will look at tsunami damage to the coastline and the state's overall preparedness. officials will also be testifying
, not one, air traffic controllers on duty at night at reagan airport. >>> in japan, stores across tokyo are starting to ration basic necessities. many shelves are bare because people are stocking up on goods like bottled water, even though authorities now say tokyo's tap water is safe for everyone, including infants. >>> at the source of the anxiety, the radiation leaking power plant. also, two workers stepping in contaminated water are hospitalized with burns. >>> because of supply problems in japan, toyota is warning all its american workers that it may have to temporarily shut down plants in the u.s. no timeline has been given. the automaker has 13 plants in america and inventories of japanese-made parts are running low. >> and this tick, tick, tick, is -- is bridging the hemispheres. >> veterans trapped by the horrors of war. how a bay area woman is helping some of them find peace. >> rain here, snow in the sierra. and lots of it. we'll tell you how much more is expected. >>> and that heavy rainfall continues to pound the bay area. but there is a glimmer of sunshine somewhere. i'll
about the as. the team is donating thousands of dollars for relief efforts in japan and the as by the way are the most social and friendly team in major league baseball if you didn't know, at least according to facebook and how many friends the team has. >>> homes pushed down a crumbling hillside. the emergency move to shore up a bay area neighborhood on the edge. >> here's your share of $319 million!!! [ applause ] >> michael buffer, huh? not a bad day's pay huh? meet the lucky seven taking home the mega millions jackpot and you will not believe where they hid the winning ticket. we'll tell you about that coming up. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. temperatures already soaring around the bay area headed towards some record levels this afternoon. we'll tell you how high they're going to get coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, th t standard >>> in japan raidlation levels around the crippled nuclear power plant are 10,000 times the government standard. the highest level of radiation is in ground water. a utility official doesn't believe th
new problems, though, in japan this afternoon. the warning about radioactive water, who is most at risk at getting sick plus a troubling new setback at the country's crippled nuclear plant. >> all i wanted to do was make sure i could see him the first day he was born. >> it may be a lifeline for patients with brain cancer. the experimental new vaccine and how it works. ,, "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer despite the attacks, libyan leader moammar qaddafi vows not to give up. in h >>> coalition warplanes bombed targets inside libya overnight. still, libyan leader moammar qaddafi vows not to give up. in his first appearance since at assault began, qaddafi called his enemies, crazed fascists who will go down in the dust bin of history. end quote. forces loyal to qaddafi are bolstering up their assault on the ground trying to retake the last major city in western liby that's still in rebel hands. le
. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, tsunami hit japan... dangerous new developments today. japanese o >>> two weeks after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit japan, dangerous new developments today. japanese officials say that there may be a breach in the containment vessel of that number three reactor at the damaged fukushima nuclear power plant and that contaminated water likely seeped from the reactor's core exposing three plant workers to 10,000 times the amount of radiation normal for that area. >> this creates the possibility of a much larger release of radiation into the environment than we have seen to date. >> japan's government is offering transportation and other assistance for those living between 20 and 30 kilometers from the plant. this comes as the death toll passes 10,000. more than 17,000 people are still missing. >>> barry bonds' perjury trial resumes on monday with his ex- mistress expected to take the stand. a chemist for the u.s. anti- doping agency told jurors yesterday that bonds has exited head and foot swelling -- exhibited head and foot swelling, consistent with using human growth hormon
. that was nick james in pollock pines reporting. >>> in japan, a new radio active concern that has crippled the nuclear power plant, plutonium has been found in soil outside the complex but the power company officials say it is a small amount and not a public health risk. >>> meanwhile workers have found new pools of radio active water leaking from the complex. they suspect it is going into the ocean. crews are now removing the water before they can restore electricity to that plant's cooling system. >>> and president obama will address the nation tonight to defend the mission in libya. coalition forces are striking moammar gadhafi's air defenses and ground forces. and that has helped rebels regain control over hundreds of miles along libya's coast. now, the white house is facing criticism for not consulting congress before getting involved in the mission. and not clearly defining the goals of the operation. it is not known if the president will lay out an exit strategy tonight. but the president's speech is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. and we will have it live right here on cbs 5. >>> praying
pulled in japan after several young children died. previanar made by pfizer protects against pneumonia and some types of meningitis. and a new tool to diagnose down's syndrome. joe brown reports on why it is much safer for mom's. >> reporter: scientists are developing a new blood test that could detect whether babies are likely to have down's syndrome. the procedure analyzes the woman's blood to detect dna differences between the mother and the fetus, the current test for down's syndrome is much more invasive and doctors need to use a long need toll remove amniotic fluid from the mother but the new test could be in use in two years. >>> researchers at north western university are experimenting with a new catheter that could make heart surgery simpler. the new catheter performs the work that until now was used by many catheters one after another and it could make heart procedures quicker and less costly. >>> new research shows 1 in 2,000 middle-age americans hit the mark for american heart health. the american health association says many americans fail to meet a seven item checklist th
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